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An umbrella category for musical styles associated with specific regions or ethnic groups of the world, such as reggae, klezmer, native American flute music, and African highlife.
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The work of African-American artists was referred to as "race music" until Billboard magazine adopted the term "Rhythm and Blues" in the late 1940's.

Early R&B evolved from Blues (chords and riffs) and Jazz (swing rhythms and a horn-driven line-up). By the mid-1950's the subgenres Doo Wop, Electric Blues, and New Orleans R&B had emerged. Urbanized R&B became the Soul of the 1960's from which Funk emerged a decade later.

Urban is the smooth, polished R&B/Soul of the 1980's and 1990's. Contemporary R&B retains the slick production values while reclaiming the grit and spirit of classic R&B and Soul.

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  • The main focus of your home page should be about alternative rock music.

Here''s what you should do to get your site listed quickly:

  • Don''t say that your site is under construction, or that there is "much more stuff coming!" If your site is under construction, you should finish it, and then submit it. If there''s enough content so that we do list it now, and then you do finish it, the description will be wrong, and you''ll need to get it fixed.
  • If your site crashes computers because it''s buggy, we probably won''t list it.
  • If your site is already someplace else in the directory, we probably won''t list it again.
  • If you want your description to talk about what''s on the site, don''t say ".. and more" or "..and much much more". That isn''t very helpful, and we''ll remove it.
  • Your site is cool. That band is great. But that''s subjective, so we change those sorts of descriptions. If you tell us what''s on your page, we''ll use that. If you tell us your site is the wickedest ever, we''ll change it to say "Includes photos, stories, and links". or something equally lame.
  • Spell out words. Don''t say "pics" and "info", say "pictures" and "information"
  • Don''t put in weird capital letters, or no capital letters. The description should be a sentence- only capitalize words that are proper nouns, and the first word.
  • If you give us the wrong URL, the server is down, or for whatever reason, we are unable to find your site, we aren''t going to add it. We aren''t going to double and triple check your dead links to see if they work now.
We reserve the right not to list sites. However, If you follow all of the above suggestions, you shouldn''t have any problems getting your site listed. Due to the sheer number of sites that are submitted every day, and the other things that the editors have to do, it might take longer than you want it to.

Thanks,
ODP Arts/Music/Styles/Rock/Alternative/ editors

Broad musical genre typically featuring electric guitar, drums, and powerful bass. Lyrics may be shouted as much as sung, and are often on themes of rebellion against sexual, societal and political repression. Early form known as rock and roll considered to date from the 1955 hit, "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets, but the term had been heard on records by black artists as early as the 1930s. Numerous subgenres exist, including folk-rock, classic rock, alternative, heavy metal, and punk. Related style, pop, considered less likely to carry an undercurrent of danger or rebellion. Related style of dance characterized by stronger reliance on bass, drums and keyboard, and usually has a much less prominent guitar part.
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